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Dark Rain by Tony Richards
Review by Colleen Cahill
Eos Mass Market Paperback  ISBN/ITEM#: 9780061474668
Date: 01 October 2008 List Price $7.99 Amazon US / Amazon UK / Show Article /

Not being a horror reader, I would normally pass by a book that focuses on the witches of Salem, but sometimes it pays to not judge a book by its subject. I am very glad I did so with Dark Rain, which is less horror and more a paranormal detective story. Set in the small town of Raine's Landing, Massachusetts, this is a book that combines magic with noir, with mystic powers and hard boiled detectives. The book has it dark side, but with the mystery at its center and some great characters, it will keep you on the edge of your seat.

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Product Description:

Raine's Landing, Massachusetts, can't be located on any map. On the surface it appears an ordinary New England small town, but anyone who stumbles in wants to leave immediately . . . and once gone, they forget they were ever there. Real magic pervades this village of shadows, practiced by powerful adepts descended from the original Salem witches. But a curse has made it impossible for any resident to step beyond the town line. Those born here must die here as well.

Ross Devries and Cassandra Mallory saw their worlds destroyed by magic run amok, and dedicated their lives to keeping supernatural catastrophe at bay. But now a being more terrible than anything they've ever encountered has just crossed over the border—a powerful entity no known magic can defeat; a fierce, ancient god who feeds on terror . . . and blood. A new nightmare is descending upon Raine's Landing—and for Ross, Cass, and the entire trapped population there can be no escape . . . not even in death.

(Source: Eos)

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